Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award-winning journalist, public speaker, activist for human rights, gender equality, and dignity in diversity. She is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada. In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel is accredited with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva through the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

She has received many awards for her work on women’s equality including the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award. She is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers. Raheel has made a documentary film called Whose Sharia is it Anyway? dealing with the Sharia debate in Ontario, Canada. She runs a Forum for Learning for youth to educate them about the dangers of radicalization and terrorism, and continues to write and speak about the subject.